189. Locustella certhiola

189. PALLAS’S GRASSHOPPER-WARBLER.
LOCUSTELLA CERTHIOLA.
Locustella certhiola, (Pall.) Zoogr. Ross. As. i. p. 509 (1871) ; Gould, B. of E. ii. pl. 105 ; (Naumann), xiii. pt. 2, p. 91 ; Dresser, ii. p. 633, pl. 94 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. Br. Mus. v. p. 114 ; Oates, F, Brit. Ind. i. p. 352 ; Pleske, Orn. Ross. ii. p. 597 ; L. rubescens, Blyth, J. As. Soc. Beng. xiv. p. 582.
Camishevka-priatlivaya, Russ.
Male ad. (E. Siberia.) Crown and nape dark brown striped with buffy grey ; tipper parts warm ochreous brown blotched with blackish brown, rump less marked ; wings and tail brown with external lighter margins, the latter darker towards the tip, and tipped with greyish white ; superciliary stripe greyish white ; under parts white, the breast, flanks, and undertail-coverts washed with buff, the last tipped with white ; bill brown, the under mandible ochraceous at the base ; legs fleshy white ; iris brown. Culmen 0.55, wing 2.8, tail 2.33, tarsus 0.9, inch. Sexes alike. Young birds have the upper parts darker, the under parts yellowish and the throat striated.
Hab. Siberia from the Yenesei to the Pacific, and from the mouth of the Amur to the Altai range ; China on passage, and winters in Burma, India, and the Malay archipelago ; has once occurred as far west as Heligoland.
Frequents marshes, swampy, bush-covered places on the borders of rivers, and places which are covered with long grass ; is very shy and skulking in its habits, and when flushed flies but a short distance, and takes refuge in the dense herbage from which it is most difficult to dislodge it. Its nest is placed on the ground and is carefully concealed amongst the grass and dense herbage. The eggs 4 to 6, usually 5 in number, are deposited in June and are pale rose-coloured, finely dotted with pale brownish red, or pale rose with almost imperceptible dots, or sometimes they have fine hair-like blackish streaks, chiefly round one end ; or occasionally the brownish red spots are more numerous round the larger end forming a wreath. In size they average about 0.76 by 0.54.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
189. Locustella certhiola
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
189
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
133
Common name: 
Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler
M_ID: 
23345
M_CN: 
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler
M_SN: 
Locustella certhiola
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10611

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